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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916 653 6995
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Activities: Surfing
Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for...
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Activities: Surfing
Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.

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Grass Valley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This beach is probably par for state beaches, but nothing to brag about. The parking is terrible. We stayed for about an hour and was ready to leave. They were redoing the RV parking. Looks like it will be nice when finished. Full hook ups at all sites. No trees for shade. Restrooms left something to be desired.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were staying in San Fran for the weekend and decided to drive out to Half Moon Bay. Absolutely amazing! Just a short beautiful drive along the coast from San Fran, and completely worth it! The Hot surfers also made this a must see attraction :)

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New Delhi, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Most clean beach ever scene Beautiful ride Transparent clear blue water Sand so soft Greenery Horse/pony riding Massage places All in one!!!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

In less than an hour through the winding road of CA92 which was so busy due to the wonderful weather we had over the weekend. Magnificent views of the blue bay, surf crashing to shore and cool breeze. Wild mustard flowers in a joyful contrast to the greenery and blue water of the bay. An easy getaway from the hustle... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We parked our car and thought the parking was a little steep at $10 for a state park. It does provide quick access to the beach and looks like camping is available in the nicer weather. You can park along Kelly Street for nothing and walk a few blocks. I imagine is much more crowded in nicer weather which might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Want an amazing place to walk and see the coast? Well come see the state beach, just gotgeous. Interesting plaques to read about the vegetation and coastline. Dog friendly, child friendly and just overall awesome place to walk. Don't miss this gem.

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48 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The weather at Half Moon Bay can be much cooler than the areas around it. It is also often very foggy. Very long beach area , water can be dangerous with rip tides . Traffic getting in and out of Half Moon Bay area can take hours more than usual if it is a week-end or holiday. So if you... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

At about an hour's run from the Bay Area, this beach is perfect for a quick getaway. The beach is clean and the view is spectacular. Even in February it not too cold, in fact it's sunny & warm out there. It is not overly crowded or commercialized. The authorities charge a $10 parking fee but there is free parking... More 

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Campbell, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This really is a stunning beach. The walk along the cliffs is beautiful however it is so lovely on the beach that you may want to walk down there. The sea breaks so beautifully onto the sand. There are often people riding along the beach having fun. The car parking is approx. $10 a day and there are rangers around... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Sunny, Beautiful, with higher than usual surf, it was spectacular in January. What a great visit for someone from the East Coast. A truly awesome example of one of the finest California beaches and there are many!

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